It depends on how and where a person passes away, and the circumstances of their death, what the financial situation is as to how, where, and when the Death Notices are issued to the family or appropriate people within certain organizations. Years ago Death Notices were put in newspapers and later on the internet when people passed away. People would check the Death Notices in the newspaper or on the internet and cut it out, or make a copy of any Death Notices, and the Death Notices are taken to the funeral home to prove that the person has passed away. With the possibility of typing mistakes in the newspaper or on the internet a person who has not passed is put on the Death Notices and needs to be clarified to affirm there are no scams, especially if the person who passed away was financially well off.
After the Death Notices are issued there will be a need to get several copies of the Death Notices in order to get any business done at the bank in order to close accounts, or open up safe deposit boxes. The official bank associate will want to verify the death certificate and will check bank records to confirm that all of the information on the Death Notices is the same as the death certificate and any information the bank has in their records. This must be done very carefully with Death Notices especially if the bank account is a joint account to protect the interest of everyone involved. Sometimes Death Notices may not be the only form of identification that is needed, the bank may ask for birth certificate, driver’s license, or marriage certificate, especially if the person has not been doing business with that particular bank for very long. It is very important that the spelling of the deceased person is spelled correctly before being put into the Death Notices. Having the wrong name issued to the newspaper or internet incorrectly can bring up issues that will need to be sorted out.